Remember just last week when President Obama gave his first TV interview to Arab network Al Arabiya? The Prez was keen to let Muslims know that “the Americans are not your enemy.” Well, we’re clearly not their consentual sex partners, either.
This WIRED report describes a senior CIA officer who allegedly sexually assaulted “at least two” Islamic women by slipping them a date-rape drug. The Algerian station chief was summarily hauled back to Langley, where he’ll hopefully become personally acquainted with the Company’s interrogation techniques.
The 41-year-old spy was recalled home in October after the victims stepped forward, but the case threatens to further damage the United States’ reputation in the Muslim world. According to ABC, covert videotapes recovered from his residence in Algiers showed the official engaging in sex acts, with at least one woman appearing to be in a “semiconscious state.”
According to court records, the search also turned up “apple martini mix, multiple data storage devices, including multiple computer hard drives, memory cards, Valium and Xanax and a handbook on the investigation of sexual assaults.” When the official returned to Washington, D.C., State Department investigators also found photos of the victims on his digital camera and cellphone. They then seized his computer for a forensic search.
Valium and Xanax? Surely CIA have their own special cocktail. Sigh.